Maritime Pro Stock Tour

The Maritime Pro Stock Tour (Commonly known as the Parts For Trucks Pro Stock Tour due to a sponsorship deal with Parts for Trucks)[1] is an annual racing tour located in the Maritime provinces of Canada.

Maritime Pro Stock Tour Limited
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SportStock car racing
CategoryAuto racing
JurisdictionNova ScotiaNova Scotia
New BrunswickNew Brunswick
Prince Edward IslandPrince Edward Island
AbbreviationPFTPST or MPST
HeadquartersDartmouth, Nova Scotia
SponsorParts for Trucks
Official website
www.maritimeprostocktour.com
Canada

HistoryEdit

The Maritime Pro Stock Tour was founded in 2001 to provide a short track racing in the Maritime provinces and is the successor to the MASCARA R tour. It is now known as the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour and was previously known as the Carquest Pro Stock Tour from 2001-2010.

The tour is known as one of the best in Canada and is recognized as one of the healthiest touring series in North America. Each summer the Maritime Pro Stock Tour draws some of the largest crowd of any summer sport in the Maritimes.

On August 4, 2013, driver Mike Stevens was in involved in a four car accident in with two laps remaining in the Exit Realty 100 at Oyster Bed Speedway in Oyster Bed Bridge, P.E.I. Stevens' car flipped onto its roof, but Stevens appeared to be unhurt. As Stevens remained upside down he began to remove his safety equipment, and in his effort he inadvertently strangled himself. The race was stopped immediately and Stevens was transferred to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.[2]

Maritime Pro Stock Tour tracksEdit

The tour currently races on five different paved oval short tracks throughout the Maritimes; Riverside International Speedway and Scotia Speedworld in Nova Scotia, Petty International Raceway and Speedway 660 in New Brunswick and Oyster Bed Speedway in Prince Edward Island.[3]

Riverside International Speedway was designed after the famed Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee, making it a favourite among fans and competitors.[4]

IWK 250Edit

Since 2008 the series has played host to the IWK 250 at Riverside International Speedway in support of the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, which has quickly become their biggest and most high-profile race. The IWK 250 has attracted some of NASCAR's biggest stars, including NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Mark Martin, 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski, two-time Camping World Truck Series champion Matt Crafton and 2015 Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano.

In 2008, the first year the event was held as part of the Maritime Pro Stock Tour, Regan Smith became the first and to date only NASCAR regular to claim victory in the event.[5]

List of tour championsEdit

 
Five-time series champion John Flemming's car prior to the start of the 2013 IWK 250
Maritime Pro Stock Tour Champions
Year No. Make Champion Team Hometown Points
2001 44 Chevy Wayne Smith Oval Outlaw Racing Timberlea, NS 1235
2002 97 Dodge John Flemming Flemming Motorsports Halifax, NS 2251
2003 97 Dodge John Flemming Flemming Motorsports Halifax, NS 2215
2004 52 Chevy Shawn Tucker Tucker Racing Fredericton, NB 2160
2005 13 Chevy Rollie MacDonald King Racing Pictou, NS 2161
2006 97 Dodge John Flemming Flemming Motorsports Halifax, NS 2174
2007 52 Chevy Shawn Tucker Tucker Racing Fredericton, NB 1955
2008 44 Chevy Wayne Smith Oval Outlaw Racing Timberlea, NS 2184
2009 0 Chevy Shawn Turple Steven Henderson Enfield, NS 2171
2010 52 Chevy Shawn Tucker Tucker Racing Fredericton, NB 2161
2011 44 Chevy Wayne Smith Oval Outlaw Racing Timberlea, NS 2335
2012 0 Chevy Shawn Turple Steven Henderson Enfield, NS 2318
2013 97 Dodge John Flemming Flemming Motorsports Halifax, NS 2372
2014 97 Dodge John Flemming Flemming Motorsports Halifax, NS 2364
2015 89 Ford Donald Chisholm NOVA Racing Antigonish, NS 2348
2016 53 Chevy Cole Butcher Butcher Racing Porters Lake, NS 2358
2017 0 Chevy Shawn Turple Steven Henderson Enfield, NS 2467

Race resultsEdit

* Season still in progress
1 Rained out

Title sponsorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Parts For Trucks Pro Stock Tour". Maritimeprostocktour.com. Retrieved 2016-11-12.
  2. ^ "Maritime pro stock tour driver dies following crash at race in P.E.I." Metro News. Retrieved 2015-09-03.
  3. ^ "ABOUT THE TOUR". Maritime Pro Stock Tour. Retrieved 2015-09-02.
  4. ^ "The man who made Riverside International Speedway". Riverside International Speedway. Retrieved 2015-09-03.
  5. ^ "NASCAR visitor wins IWK 250". NG News. Retrieved 2015-09-03.

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